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Redistricting Archives

This is the home of all of those documents and notices that are over 6 months old but make for good reference materials.

2015 Redistricting

  • Redistricting Reform Heats Up - To read LWV Fairfax's October update of the latest Virginia lawsuits click here.

  • Redistricting/Reapportionment: The Current Status - To read LWV Falls Church's concise background information on the situation in Virginia click here.

  • Redistricting Lawsuit Based Upon Virginia's Constitution - To read the text of the suit, click here.

  • Third Congressional District Comments Submitted to Special Master --State Board signs on to comment letter drafted by OneVirginia2021. To read these comments click here.

  • Tool Kit for Redistricting Reform: What it is, Why it is needed and How you can help.

  • Older Study Pertinent to Today's Efforts: "Does Your Vote Really Count? by the LWVFA, 2005. Click Here for Part I. Click Here for Part II.

2014 Redistricting

  • Voting advocates fear impact of Virginia voter ID law by Frederic J. Frommer of the Associated Press Click here.

  • Virginia's redistricting dilemma by Vivian Paige Click here.

  • Sterling sends letter to Governor McAuliffe on Redistricting. Click here to read.

  • LWV-FA Urges Census Bureau to Change Way it Reports Incarcarated Prisoners for Redistricting purposes. Click Here to read.

  • "Prison Based Gerrymandering in Virginia Skews Election Districts" by Karen Kimball, LWV of Arlington. Click Here to read.

2013 Redistricting

01/22/13: GOP ambush in Senate shows need for Bipartisan Anti-Gerrymandering bill. [Read Here.]

2012 Redistricting

9/10/12: Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy Talking Points: Gerrymandering and Redistricting Reform. [Read Here.]

8/22/12: The Impact of Redistricting in Your Community: A guide to Redistricting; A Publication of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Asian American Justice Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. [Read Here.] [Appendices]

4/24/12: Vote on Monday could be last chance for Bipartisan Anti-Gerrymandering Bill. [Read Here.]

3/13/12: Submission Preclearance notice. [Read Here.]

3/12/12: Submission notice on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for redistricting plan, HB251 (2012). [Read Here.]

2/24/12: Vote on Monday could be last chance for Bipartisan Anti-Gerrymandering Bill. [Read Here.]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • During the 2012 Legislative Session SB446:Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created. Passed the Senate but was passed by indefinitely by the House Privileges and Elections' Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee. There is an article in The Virginian-Pilot; PiolotOnline.com by Bill Sizemore dated January 24, 2012 Nonpartisan redistricting bill fails in Virginia House that provides further information.

2011 Redistricting

8/1/11: Drawing the Line 2011: Redistricting in Virginia + 28 page report. [Read Here.]

3/28/11: Prepare to gerrymander: P&E committees cross Gov. McDonnell, local government and public input. [Read Here.]

3/27/11: Talking Points for Coalition members/organizations at P&E Committee hearings. [Read Here.]

3/23/11: Redistricting Coalition members charge Assembly to consider impartial student maps. [Read Here.]

3/22/11: Reception for the Virginia Redistricting Map Competition, flyer. [Read Here.]

3/22/11: Winners are Alternatoves tp Gerrymandering; Winners announced in Virginia College Redistricting Competition; Alternative maps viewable online for General Assembly and Congressional districts. [Read Here.]

3/15/11: Statement of Therese Martin, LWV-VA, to the Virginia Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting George Mason University. [Read Here.]

3/15/11: Redistricting Coaliton members challenge incumbent-protection gerrymander. [Read Here.]

3/14/11: Statement of Molly McClenon, LWV-VA, to the Virginia Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting Virginia Western Community College. [Read Here.]

3/11/11: Statement of Carol Noggle, LWV-VA, to the Virginia Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting, Capitol Building, Richmond. [Read Here.]

3/11/11; 68 Alternatives to Gerrymandering; Judging begins in Virginia College Redistricting Competition; 68 alternative maps viewable online for General Assembly and Congressional districts. [Read Here.]

3/7/11: Redistricting Coalition members challenge Saslaw on gerrymandering comments. [Read Here.]

1/12/11: From Virginia Redistricting Coalition: Coalition Applauds Governor's Action on Bipartisan Redistricting. [Read Here.]

1/11/11: Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting; Mission, Composition, and Logistics. [Read Here.]

1/10/11: Governor Establishes Independent Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Press Release [Read Here.]

1/10/11: Executive Order #31: Establishing the Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting. [Read Here.]

1/7/11: How Redistricting Can Affect You. Redistricting Seminar Announcement. [Read Here.]

1/4/11: Ethnic Communities in Virginia Host Redistricting Seminar in Fairfax. [Read Here.]

0/0/11: Shining a Light: Redistricting Lessons Learned in 2011; "Concerned that the decennial redistricting process too often has made a mockery of our nation's ideal of truly representative democracy, the League of Women Voters has advocated for decades to bring transparency, partisan fairness and citizen participation into the process. At the same time, the League has worked at the national, state and local levels to promote redistricting plans that reflect the full diversity of America's communities. In recent years, several Leagues have successfully spearheaded state-level reforms to overhaul broken redistricting processes, encourage the adoption of clear redistricting criteria and increase public participation opportunities." ... [Read Here.]

2010 Redistricting

12/18/10: Guide to Local Redistricting for 2011; Virginia Division of Legislative Services. [Read Here.]

12/8/10: Virginia Senators and Delegates to hold Joint Redistricting Hearing, by Rosalind S. Helderman; The Washington Post Weblog. [Read Here.]

12/6/10: Delivered by LWV-VA Pres. Olga Hernandez, Dec. 6, 2010 to the House of Delegates P&E Coittee Redistricting Hearing at University Hall, of Mary Washington University Stafford Campus. [Read Here.]

12/2/10: Delivered by LWV-VA 1st VP, Lynn Gordon on December 2, 2010 to the Senate P&E Committee Redistricting Hearing at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA. [Read Here.]

11/11/10: Letter to the Editor at Roanoke Times in response to RT editorial "Promises to Keep". [Read Here.]

11/4/10: Delivered by Pres. Olga Hernandez, Nov. 4, 2010 to the Senate P&E Committee Redistricting Hearing at the Herndon Town Council Chambers, Herndon, VA. [Read Here.]

10/27/10: Delivered by LWV-VA Board Member, Molly McClenon, at the Virginia Western Community College Natural Science Center, Roanoke, VA. [Read Here.]

10/5/10: Delivred by President Olga Hernandez, Oct. 5, 2010 to the House of Delegates P&E Committee Redistricting Hearing at Mason Hall, George Mason University. [Read Here.]

9/29/10: Crurent LWV-VA Position on Reapportionment/Redistricting with Talking Points. [Read Here.]

9/22/10: Delivered by V.P. Lynn Gordon, Sept. 22, 2010 to the House of Delegates P&E Committee Redistricting Hearing at Roper Performing Arts Center, Tidewater Community College. [Read Here.]

9/8/10: Delivered by Communication Director Karen Cronin, Sept. 8, 2010 to the House of Delegates P&E Committee Redistricting Hearing at Natural Science Center, VA Western Community College (Roanoke). [Read Here.]

4/29/10: Redistricting in 2011 Legal Requirements and Background; David Cotter, Sr. Attorney, Division of Legislative Services (power point in pdf form). [Read Here.]

1/10/10: Executive Order Number Thirty One (2010): Establishing the Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting. [Read Here.]

2009 Redistricting

1/24/09: Redistricting in Virginia: What's at State; LWV of the Fairfax Area General Meeting, Jan. 2009. (powerpoint presentation) [Read Here.]

2008 Redistricting

0/0/08: LWV-VA Questionnaire on the Redistricting Process. [Read Here.]

2007 Redistricting

1/9/07: Redistricting Talking Points for Genera Assembly. [Read Here.]

2006 Redistricting

10/24/06: Building a National Redistricting Reform Movement: Redistricting Conference Report, Salt Lake City, April 2006. [Read Here.]

9/01/06: Does Your Vote Really Count, Part II: prepared by LWVFA. [Read Here]

7/27/06: Supreme Court Rules in the "Texas Case". [Read Here.]

4/24/06: Does Your Vote Really Count?: A Presentation by the League of Women Voters of Virginia, Spring 2006. [Read Here.]

2/8/06: Survey of Candidates Finds Support for Nonpartisan Redistricting. [Read Here.]

2/7/06: U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Redistricting: The 2003 Teas Redistricting. [Read Here.]

1/22/06: Redistricting Talking Points for General Assembly. [Read Here.]

2005 Redistricting

9/01/05: Does Your Vote Really Count, Part I: prepared by LWVFA. [Read Here]

6/01/05: The Shape of Representative Democracy: Report of the Redistricting Reform Conference, Airlie, VA, June 2005. [Read Here.]